Isiah Thomas Takes Aim at Michael Jordan for Complaining to David Stern About Hard Fouls, Mocks the Legend for 'Crying'
Isiah Thomas took a shot at Michael Jordan for complaining about hard fouls during his playing days in the NBA.
Thomas, who was a rival of Jordan during the 80s and 90s, criticized Jordan for "crying" every time he was hit.
According to Thomas, Jordan would complain to the commissioner's office and lobby for rule changes whenever he felt he was being hit too hard.
Thomas cited examples of other NBA legends like Dr. J, Magic Johnson, and Cedric Maxwell, who he claims also had to endure physical play during their careers.
The style of play during the 80s and 90s in the NBA was more physical and aggressive than it is today.
The Detroit Pistons, who were nicknamed the "Bad Boys," were particularly known for their hard-nosed and relentless style of play.
Jordan was a frequent target of the Pistons' physical play, and they famously employed the "Jordan Rules" strategy to try to contain him.
Despite the physicality of the game during that era, Jordan still managed to become one of the greatest players of all time and win six NBA championships.
The debate over whether the NBA should allow more physical play or emphasize player safety continues to this day, with arguments on both sides.